2017 ACM Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards.


  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Male Vocalist

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo

  • Big & Rich
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts

New Female Vocalist

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris

New Male Vocalist

  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi
  • Brett Young

New Vocal Duo or Group

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • LoCash
  • Maddie & Tae
  • A Thousand Horses


  • Dierks Bentley, Black
  • Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
  • Miranda Lambert, The Weight of These Wings
  • Maren Morris, Hero
  • Keith Urban, Ripcord


  • Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
  • Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”
  • Maren Morris, “My Church”
  • Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”


  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – written by Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, and Steven Lee Olsen; recorded by Keith Urban
  • “Die a Happy Man” – written by Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, and Joe Spargur; recorded by Thomas Rhett
  • “Humble and Kind” – written by Lori McKenna; recorded by Tim McGraw
  • “Kill a Word” – written by Eric Church, Luke Dick, and Jeff Hyde; recorded by Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens
  • “Tennessee Whiskey” – written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove; recorded by Chris Stapleton
  • “Vice” – written by Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne; recorded by Miranda Lambert


  • Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”
  • Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
  • Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
  • Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”
  • Chris Stapleton, “Fire Away”

Vocal Event

  • Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”
  • Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
  • Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire”
  • Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
  • Chris Young featuring Cassadee Pope, “Think of You”


  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Lori McKenna



  1. Oh gosh Album of the year is truly horrid (with Miranda Lambert being the exception).

    I am happy to see Lauren Alaina get nominated along with Maddie & Tae, Jon Pardi, Cam, Chris Stapleton. But the Eli Young Band nomination is puzzling to say the least.

  2. First of all, Song of the Year is laughable – a Thomas Rhett song that won here last year, and a song that is almost 30 years old?!?!

    What is their love for Jason Aldean about, especially when Eric Church wasn’t nominated?

    FGL in both Album and Entertainer?!?!

  3. would prefer to see Brandy or Cam get best new female vocalist rather than MM or LA and Humble & Kind win its categories. The rest? No real interest.

  4. Seems like, once again, given the number of those guys that are being nominated by an organization that once was seen as the West Coast alternative to the Nashville establishment, reporters of the demise of Bromeisters are greatly exaggerated (IMHO).

  5. What does Eric Church have to do to get a Male Artist nomination? Obviously recording great songs and making great music isn’t enough.

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